Now I’m sorry but the free market has a lot to answer for RE music…music is supposed to be a cultural expression, both sorrowful & joyful but in one way or another ITS SUPPOSED TO SAY SOMETHING! Lol sooo, our culture is ‘some half naked chicks with one or two songs about sex that they didn’t write’. Put to a generic beat that didn’t require dedication to learning an instument. Made because it’s a job, not a passion.
I’m 30 and have only just come to appreciate how good 80’s music was. Cyndi Lauper would have gone nowhere today, she was far too ugly, but she is amazing. All those ballads from that era…Foreigner etc. I was a teenager in the 90s when grunge & alternative music were as popular as the manufactured stuff, weren’t as good as the 80’s generally but at least they were songs. That were written by artists to say something, not churned out for a paycheck.
I get so p’d off watching music channels with current stuff coz it’s the same 20 songs in the charts over and over, whoever can afford to buy space & build demand gets aired. That’s fair enough for consumer goods, but art is not the same. It can be sold the same, but it really shouldn’t be. I often wonder what kids feel now when they listen to their music, whether or not it actually speaks to them or if it’s just a boppy distraction that’s easy to listen to & mildly enjoyable. I wonder if they get that heart ache/stomach soaring feeling I get from RHCP or um time after time